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accused of sending ricin laced letters to barack obama and other senators he just addressed reporters saying he's looking forward to seeing his family. critics call the situation overwhelming and said he didn't know what ricin was. >> i respect president obama. i love my country and would never do anything to pose a threat to him or any other u.s. official. >> curtis's release a day after investigators found no evidence of the poison in his home or car. his attorneys saying curtis had been treated well. authorities searched the home of another man in this case. >> the federal government issued new guidelines today to make it tougher for drivers to become distracted by navigation or other high tech systems in cars. new cars. the guidelines advise car makers against installing system that's let's drivers push buttons or manually input data while driving. voice activation systems are fine but the department of transportation says drivers should not have to take eyes off the road more than two seconds at a time. >> new research suggests it's just as unsafe to use a voice detect mobile app
bombing in the united states since the september 11th attacks. president obama now says that the full weight of the u.s. government is behind the search for who is responsible. >> authorities this morning are pouring over this dramatic video at the finish line for clues, bomb technicians are studying bun marks on bricks and concrete and in hospitals doctors are collecting pieces of shrapnel that were blasted into bodies. >> they will look at the components and tell them if this is someone that put this together over the internet or is this a bombmaker? >> officials believe these were two small and portable devices, possibly hidden in a backpack, one working theory they were remotely detonated by a cell phone the. >> it has the indications of being al qaeda or al qaeda-affiliated attack. >> there are no suspects. officials are tracking multiple "persons of interest" including a man of middle eastern descent being treated at a local hospital. president obama urged against a rush to judgment not using the word "terrorism" but vowed justice for those responsible. >> make no mistake we wil
this summer. >> president obama is set to host a dinner at the white house tonight for female senators. voters elected 20 female senators to congress in november, a record. the white house says that the dinner is part of the effort to improve lines of communication with congress and lay the ground work for future compromise. the president had dinner with senate democrats last weekend with senate republicans before that to discuss various issues. >> town leaders in california want someone to pay their expenses for a presidential visit. president obama attended fundraisers in atherton and they spent $5,000 on police overtime and now they want reimbursement. they are sending bills to the white house and the democratic national committee and the two people who hosted the president. they admit that chances of getting any money is slim. by comparison the san francisco spent $42,000 on the last presidential visit. >> this morning, contra costa built officials will spray insecretary side to handle the mosquito problem in the eastern part of the county starting at 5:30 a.m. until 6:30 a.m. fours say th
looked like a war zone. president obama was notified within minutes. he promised action. >> i'm supremely confident that bostonians will pull together, take care of each other and move forward as one proud city, and as they do, the american people will be with them every single step of the way. >> reporter: officials are tracking multiple persons of interest including a man being treated at an area hospital, as well as another individual who was seen trying to gain access to a restricted area five minutes before the blasts. john and diana. >> all right, tahman bradley, live in boston, thank you. >>> well, the fbi is launching a massive effort to find those responsible for the deadly attack. they're going to be looking at bomb fragments. they'll also look at hundreds of videos from the finish line. >>> with more on the search for clues, we're joined by abc's devin dwyer from washington. good morning, devin. >> reporter: good morning. the boston marathon attack is the first successful bombing in the u.s. since the september 11th, 2001 attacks. now the full weight of the u.s. government is b
to the emotional debate over gun control. president obama with strong words after the senate failed to pass a key proposal to expand background checks. he called it a shameful day in washington and vowed to keep fighting. john carl has the story. >> the amendment is not agreed to. >> reporter: just as the bill was voted down, two victims of gun violence scream out in the senate chamber. >> shame on you! >> the president joined by gabby giffords and some of the families were anger. >> all in all this was a shameful day for washington. >> reporter: afterwards the newtown families told us they were disappointed but determined. >> we don't have a political agenda. we just don't want other people to suffer through this. we want their passing to mean something, to have a purpose. >> reporter: james and natalie barden lost their little brother daniel in the sandy hook massacre. >> i feel that we owe it to daniel because his life needed to mean something. >> he was just so thoughtful and he thought about everybody. he was always happy. >> reporter: senator rand paul yesterday accused the president of usi
. >> reporter: president obama was notified in minutes and while he was not ready to use the word "terrorist" he made this vow. >> we will find out who did this we'll find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. make no mistake. we will get to the bottom of this. >> reporter: but new york congressman peter king is more willing to point firngers. >> obviously it's nothing give net yet but it has all the earmarks of an al qaeda attack. it reminds me of what happened in times square in 2010. it could end up being someone else but it has all the indicators of being an al qaeda or al qaeda affiliated attack. >> reporter: for rebecca roach and all the runners who ran with full hearts and their loved ones who cheered them on it's so incomprehensible and so wrong. >> i just think it's horrendous. why? i don't understand. i can't find reason in it. >> reporter: so it was a day of he heartbreak here in boston and of heroism. bruce mendelson who is an army veteran was on the scene and responded. you were right at the finish line? >> i
. >> how could you? >> how do you recover? >> president obama will be in boston tomorrow to help there. vigils of course going all over, a vigil, last night in boston common not far from the bombing scene. >> that's right. two vigils one was for martin, the 8-year-old. another one that was for everybody who was hurt, who was killed, who was there, who just need to come together and be part of a community in moments like this. understandably they wanted to support each other. in times like this that's what is needed. >> harvard, boston university planning vigils. >> there will be more, i am sure. >>> all right, as the search for clues continues in boston, diane sawyer sat down with one man who knows all too well what it feels look to lead a city under attack. former new york city mayor rudy giuliani said we still don't know how much evidence was caught on camera. >> they have a lot of surveillance cameras in boston. more than new york. less than london. you have very much focused on event with the lives of people. professional cameras, amateur cameras. it may be that some person photogr
obama is playing host for ladies night, the high profile women he is having over for dinner tonight at >> covering cupertino, concord, wine country and all the bay area. if a few hours, we should know whether the falcon chick living on city hall in san jose are boys or girls. this morning, a biologist will go down the side of city hall to put identification bands on the baby falcons. this is video from years past from the santa cruz predator bird research website, mom and dad are clara and fernando and they welcomed their first chick this season on easter sunday! at least two more have hatched since then and the banding begins at 7:00 a.m. to watch it go to abc7 news/see it on tv. >> eight people connected to a san jose moving company have been charges in the keep that the prosecution says involved holding customers' furniture and other personal belongings hostage. the prosecution says the men and women who lured customers with low ball quotes and held their belongings hostage until they paid more money. the moving company went by several different names since 2004 including asap, r
're going back to boston, thomas me knee -- menino. >>> but let's go the cathedral where president obama spoke earlier this week and sean o'malley. byron pitts is there. >> reporter: george, this morning, for the first time this week, we're hearing more and more people talk about healing. part of that journey will take place here at the cathedral -- also today, the first wake for one of the victims. 29-year-old krystle campbell will be laid to rest tomorrow as her family and friends continue their grieving process. friday, boston was on lockdown. yesterday, the city came back to life. the epicenter, if you will, was fenway park, this is one of america's grand old baseball stadiums, and yesterday, it felt more like a cathedral. there was a pregame ceremony to honor the victims, survivors and first responders. also, one of the highlights during the eighth inning, neil diamond took the field to lead the crowd in his song "sweet caroline." ♪ sweet caroline ♪ good times never seemed so good ♪ >> reporter: red sox fans have been singing that song in the eighth inning of every home game s
should zpokt see more security. >> president obama says law enforcement will be relentless in finding those responsible. the secret service expanded it's perimeter of the white house today. here is a picture of the president given the news from boston. >> we still do not know who did this or y people shouldn't jump to conclusions before we have the facts but make no mistake. we'll get to the bomb both yom of this and find out who did this, why they did this. any response -- any responsible individuals and groups will feel the weight of justice. >> fbi is taking the lead in this investigation coordinating with state and local law enforcement in boston. >> needless to say sporting convenient use on heightened alert tonight that. is the case in oakland. a's and warriors are playing. we're live with that part of the story. >> entrance to the coliseum is to the right. a's fans converging in this one area. police say they're at a heightened state after wareness looking for anything in these crowds. oracle arena will be using metal detectors tonight but we've seen alameda county bomb squad c
obama last thursday. she says she's feeling much better and she hopes to walk out of the hospital in the next few days. >>> but it was a sad scene as hundreds came out to honor m.i.t. police officer sean collier. the 26-year-old was shot and killed in his police cruiser last thursday night. his death sparked the manhunt for those suspects. >>> charges against tsarnaev will likely include a weapons of mass destruction charge, which carries the death penalty. with the intense emotion surrounding the case, we asked former u.s. attorney michael garcia whether tsarnaev could get a fair trial in boston. >> very difficult to move a trial. the legal standard. essentially no jury in this city will be able to look fairly on the evidence. very high standard. i believe he will face trial in boston. >> tsarnaev is being questioned without being given his miranda rights as a matter of public safety. >>> one byproduct of the events of last week is a certain sense of boston pride. it was on full display. yesterday as the bruins took part in their annual shirt off our backs ceremony. it's usually
. >> misty's a mother of five. she was racing to evacuate when the explosion hit. president obama will attend a memorial service on thursday for the 14 people who lost their lives. 12 of those victims were first responders. >>> a fugitive who replaced osama bin laden on the fbi's most-wanted list is now under arrest. former washington, d.c. elementary schoolteacher eric justin toth was captured in nicaragua. he's accused of producing child pornography. he was fired amid allegations that he hid a camera in a boy's bathroom at the exclusive school where he taught third grade. >>> two years after a sexting scandal cost him his job, anthony weiner is back on twitter. it was this half-naked picture that led to the downfall of the new york congressman. a link to a policy statement on new york city. >>> former south carolina governor mark sanford not apologizing for getting caught going out of the back door of his ex-wife's home in february. using his cell phone as a flashlight. in a newspaper ad, he addressed the accusations of trespassing. saying he entered the home because, quote, he didn't think
to be terrorized. >> reporter: when president obama asked us to stay vigilant in the wake of the attacks, he may not have foreseen this. bomb-sniffing dogs and robots working overtime. americans seeing something and saying something in droves. >> you feel safer by seeing it but brings it to the forefront of what could happen. >> reporter: a rash of suspicious packages called in to 911 tuesday. >> they located an abandoned box in the trash can that's suspicious in nature. it has wires coming out of it. >> reporter: a bomb-sniffing dog took out this hair dryer. in new jersey, an unattended bag shut down the pat train. police in new york city fielded 77 such reports in less than 24 hours, three times the norm. >> it would be easier if we just did pay attention, but if yesterday doesn't refresh your memory, i don't know what would. >> reporter: the epicenter of the jitters quite justifiably boston, where streets this morning are filled with armored vehicles, heavily armed cops and the national guard. at logan airport officials removed all passengers from a u.s. air flight because of concerns over a
bag around the time of the blast. >> at white house today president obama called the bombings an act of cowardice and made plans to travel to boston on thursday. >> what we don't yet know is who carried out the attack or why. whether or not planned and executed by a terrorist organization foreign or domestic or was the act of a malevolent individual. >> the president ordered flags at half staff in memory of the victims. >> bay area people who attended or competed in the marathon are getting back home now. we've been speaking with many of them today. wayne freedman has the coverage. >> we like to say every person has a story. but travelers arrived from san francisco international airport today only one story mattered in so many different versions. >> loud loom. >> two block as head. >> thought it's a cannon. >> people started to run one way. emts going another way. no one knew what is going on. >> you see snok smoke. you know there is chaos. >> there is no getting away from them. after flying across a continent. >> this is pretty emotional. an 8-year-old boy, they came out and watched
have been charged with crimes, would not be eligible. >>> president obama will host south korea's newly elected first female president at the white house next month. they will observe the 60th anniversary of the alliance between the u.s. and south korea. also high on their agenda, efforts to counter the nuclear threat posed by north korea. >>> in venezuela, demand for a recount in the presidential election. ballots were ignored leading to an anti-government protest. the election results were certified. the winner by a razor thin margin less than one percentage point hand-picked by president late hugo chavez to carry on the separatist union. >>> following the boston bombings, scotland yard is beefing up the already extraordinary security measures they already put in place for margaret thatcher's funeral tomorrow. hundreds of military troops will be visible along the procession route through the streets of london. and with so many dignitaries that are expected to attend shortstops, including queen elizabeth and former prime minister, scotland yard is fine tuning its behind the scenes secu
area hospitals and just after 6:00 p.m., president obama addresses the country. >> make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this. >> investigators searching for clues as to who is behind the bombings all night long and abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross is here and he's been reporting on it all night. brian? >> reporter: well, good morning, george. there is a killer at large. and with no one in custody, and no sense that there might be more terror attacks coming, the search for the people behind this is -- could not be more urgent. overnight a tip about possible explosives led federal agents to search an apartment on the fifth floor of this building in the boston suburb of revere. agents later told residents there was nothing to worry about. but the quick law enforcement response underscored the urgency of the fbi's effort to track and stop the people responsible for monday's attack. >> the maker of the device intended for the device to go off simultaneously, and he had absolutely no regard for, you know, women, children, runners, innocent people. [ sirens ] >> rep
,000 flights every day. >>> president obama is among those expected to attend a memorial service thursday for victims of the texas fertilizer explosion. families got their first look at damage to their homes on the outskirts of the blast zone. some of them devastated to find pets lost, but hoping to at least pick up the pieces and rebuild. 14 people died in the explosion. 12 of them first responders. two residents of an apartment complex also died. >>> much of the midwest, record floodwaters have started to recede in some spots. but others still face significant risk. the water-logged village of fox lake, about 55 miles from chicago, virtually impassable. it's expected to stay that way for several more days. water levels are so high, some residents reported seeing carp swimming in their driveways. pull out the fishing pole. >>> in south dakota, snow was the problem. up to a foot of it in some areas. it wasn't that light, flakey stuff either. it was heavy, wet snow that was tough to shovel up. good news, forecasters are saying this was probably the last big storm of the season. >> aren't w
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